Haiyū Henko Tsubo Jar by Ikai Yūichi
Kyoto native Ikai Yūichi has trained under the late Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) who, in 1985, was awarded the title of Living National Treasure for his outstanding work in ceramic making. And it is from his sensei that Ikai learned the secrets to coaxing subtle hues and fluid effects from the oldest and most rudimentary of all glazes - hai, or ash.
This oblong (henko) tsubo jar is done in a glaze made from rice straw and cedar. It came from the kiln enrobed in a wintry white with emerald veins of vitrified ash. It is a beautiful example of Ikai Yūichi's mastery over ash glazes.
The piece can accommodate small arrangements or a solitary, long-stemmed flower. It commands equal attention all on its own and makes the ideal centerpiece for any Japanese-influenced interior or modern décor.
A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist. Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.
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